We have all been there… getting an essay back and it was not the mark that you thought it should have been. These series of tutorials I will be doing will provide the base to writing a great essay.
For a good essay you should =
– Present your arguments in a well-organised way.
– Demonstrate that you have engaged with your course/ chosen topic.
– Research and analyse your subject thoroughly and critically.
How Should I Go About Starting it?
– Think about which essay title you would like to do. One that may be easier, or challenging, or on a particular topic you enjoy – choose the one that suits you and that you feel confident writing about.
– Collect material for your essay such as your lecture notes, library books, information from websites or journals – anything that you find relevant.
– Write a brief plan, collecting your ideas into one place.
– Then try writing the first draft – it does not have to be by any means perfect because you can edit it later.
– Leave it to the day or a few days after to re-read your first draft as you will have had a break from it and will more likely spot any mistakes. I always get one of my family members to read my essays through because sometimes they spot things that need changing that you cannot.
– Carry out a final check – checking grammar, punctuation, lay out, referencing.
– Once you are happy with your final product – print and submit!